There is a potential for severe weather events in the South Texas area that can lead to possible electrical safety hazards both before and after the storm. Tornadoes, lightning, flooding, and other strong weather can cause hidden electrical dangers in the home and other locations. Be prepared by taking some simple steps to be ready for and respond to potential emergencies: get or prepare an emergency supply kit, make a family emergency plan, and be informed about the different types of emergencies that could occur and appropriate responses. Learn more here.
Power outages or service interruptions can occur for a variety of reasons including weather events like lightning strikes to equipment or wind blowing trees and limbs into power lines; vehicle accidents involving power poles, lines, and equipment; unexpected equipment failure; and animal contacts to lines. Click here for more information.
Call 512-393-8313 to report a power outage, low hanging power lines, or vegetation / tree limbs on the lines.
San Marcos Electric Utility (SMEU) is a municipally owned and operated retail electric distribution system purchased by the City of San Marcos in 1986. The Lower Colorado River Authority sells wholesale power to the City.
San Marcos is proud of our low electric rates and excellent reliability record. The Electric Utility serves over 23,300 customers in San Marcos, including residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial customers.
Dial 811 from any phone in Texas at least two working days prior to beginning excavation. Texas811 will notify local utilities of the dig location, and utility representatives will mark underground utilities with paint or flags. Private property utility lines will not be located by the representative.